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Portolano Cavallo

TMT

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What the team is known for

Portolano Cavallo couples an outstanding media practice with extensive expertise in IT-related matters. The media team excels in a range of areas, including IP, regulatory, contentious and contractual issues. The law firm additionally handles M&A transactions within the media sector. Data protection and IT contracts are also covered by its IT team. The firm's lawyers act for a broad roster of high-profile global media and technology companies, as well as major telecoms providers.

Strengths

A client lauds Portolano Cavallo's "highly practical, commercially savvy counsel" also praising its ability to "meet deadlines and coordinate well across a number of practice areas."

Another source confirms: "Its service is impeccable and always punctual."

Notable practitioners

Ernesto Apa is "one of the most educated and prepared lawyers in the media sector," a client enthuses. He is widely recognised in the market for his expert handling of regulatory, IP and advertising matters for media clients. He also assists clients with public tenders for sport broadcasting.

Francesco Portolano is an adept lawyer who often assists clients with regulatory matters and media tenders. An interviewee states: "He has the extraordinary ability to combine professional preparation with dynamism and a diligent attitude."

Laura Liguori concentrates her practice in the area of data protection and GDPR compliance, advising on both contentious and non-contentious mandates. A respondent notes: "She communicates very well."

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Overview

Since 2001, Portolano Cavallo adopted an industry driven approach (really forefront at that time), making the Firm unique into the legal market: Portolano Cavallo is now the “go-to” firm in the Digital, Media & Tecnhology and the Life Sciences sectors, as well as a leading firm in the Fashion and Luxury field.

The TMT industrial focus constitutes a specialty in the Italian market and allows Portolano Cavallo to offer its clients a deep understanding of technological evolution and business models in the sector, along with the consequent opportunities and legal criticalities.

Thanks to this focus and the position of leader achieved, Portolano Cavallo deals with current and enormously complex questions in diverse areas: audiovisual media services, tech transactions, multi-platform and interactive contents, e-commerce, product placement and new forms of advertising, television, online games, fintech, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, etc.

The Firm’s professionals are leading experts in media/entertainment related Intellectual Property issues, including streaming services, television, cinema, acquisition and licensing of audiovisual content.

Industries

Digital, Media & Technology

Fashion & Luxury

Life Sciences

TMT

Portolano Cavallo

firm
Location

Via Rasella, 155

Rome

Lazio

Italy

00187

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Italy

TMT: Information Technology


Laura Liguori
Band 2

TMT: Media


Ernesto Apa
Band 1
Francesco Portolano
Band 3